Canadian Property Management | August 2022
Kevin Zwaagstra, BSc, P.Eng. | Project Engineer

“All sites today must be designed for seismic loads,” confirms Kevin Zwaagstra, project engineer with RJC’s structural group in Calgary, a city often considered to be a low-seismic area. “The misconception about zones likely stems from older building codes that used to specify regions according to the prevalence of earthquakes. For instance, buildings in ‘Zone 0’ did not need to be designed for seismic loads, unlike the way it is today.” 

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